The Best Views of New York City

NYC has been top of my bucket list for a long time.  Last year, Dan surprised me with a trip there for my Christmas present and straight away I set about planning the most amazing holiday!  5 days seemed like a long time for a city break but we soon found out that it wasn’t…

A Wine Trip to Calais – Booze Cruise!

Stocking up on wine for a party or a wedding…or just because?  A wine trip to Calais is definitely worth doing if you are purchasing a significant amount.  Dan and I are getting ready for our wedding at the end of August and with 200 guests we’re going to need a lot of wine! Having…

The Best Ski Festivals Around The World

Thanks so much to Admiral for sponsoring this post.  Their new Ski Festivals Finder page makes it so easy to search and find the Best Ski Festivals wherever in the world you want to travel to.  They also have a competition on at the moment to win tickets to Snowboxx Festival in Avoriaz, France so…

Sailing in Larnaca, Cyprus with Tripadvisor

It’s my friend Liam’s 40th Birthday and to celebrate we’d be spending a few days in Larnaca, Cyprus with a group of friends.  I’ve never been to Cyprus before and although the birthday boy had lots of plans already, I thought it would be a nice idea to hire a boat for us all to…

Lympstone Manor, Devon, UK – My Favourite Trip Ever!

When it comes to travelling I’ve been incredibly lucky! I’ve been all over the world from Scandinavia to the Caribbean, from skiing in the Alps to diving in Australia but my favourite holiday ever runs a little closer to home.  A couple of weeks ago Dan turned up at the door of my office on…

The Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire & Wild Carrot Restaurant

This afternoon Dan and I had been invited on a special treat.  We’d been offered a stay at the  Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire including dinner, to try their new menu at the Wild Carrot Restaurant.  The Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire is a restored 18th-century manor set in 500 acres of picturesque grounds.  When you come…

English Sparkling Wine Tasting at Albury Vineyard

Today I’d been invited by Abel & Cole to visit the beautiful Albury Vineyard nestled in the Surrey Hills.  Albury is a certified organic and biodynamic vineyard and their wines are now available to purchase through Abel & Cole.  That’s right, they don’t only do veggie boxes as I’ve just discovered but they have meat,…

Royal Savoy Hotel, Lausanne, Switzerland

Recently, I spent a beautiful Foodie weekend in Lausanne, Switzerland to experience everything that the area has to offer.  I visited ‘Les Caves Ouvertes‘ (a wine tasting festival) and sampled many of the local wines.  We tried many restaurants, food fairs and generally ate and drank our way around Lausanne.  Our base for the weekend…

Casa do Lago, Quinta do Lago, Algarve, Portugal

Every year we come to the Algarve in Portugal and one of my favourite bits about the holiday is eating in so many fantastic restaurants.  One of our favourites, Casa do Lago in Quinta do Lago has one of those settings that just cant be beaten.  The restaurant is found in the middle of a…

The Bayonne Festival – Les Fêtes de Bayonne, Basque Country, France

Recently I went on another trip to one of my favourite places, Biarritz in the South West of France.  Whilst there, we realised there was a big festival on in the neighbouring town of Bayonne.  (I’d only ever known Bayonne for its ham before!)  What we didn’t realise was that this is in fact the…

VIVO Bistro – Quinta do Lago, Algarve, Portugal

Wow, is all I can say!  What a transformation!  I’ve been coming to Four Seasons Fairways in Quinta do Lago for as long as I can remember and they’ve had a complete revamp!  The whole clubhouse and pool has been transformed into a beautifully chic area with a new restaurant to match.  VIVO Bistro is…

What to do in the Salento Region of Puglia, Italy

Dan and I were off to Italy again!  We had been invited by the Puglia Tourist Board who promised to show us a whole host of things to do in the Salento Region.  (Puglia is the southernmost part of Italy or the ‘heel of the boot of Italy’ and Salento is the southern tip of…